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National Naval Aviation Museum

Fat Albert Makes Jet-Assisted Take-Off

Photo of Blue Angels' TC-130G Hercules nicknamed Fat Albert making Jet-Assisted Take-Off.
Caption: The TC-130G Hercules now on display at the museum pictured making a Jet-Assisted Take-Off (JATO) during its time flying as Fat Albert, the logistics support aircraft for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron famously known as the Blue Angels.
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